Beneficiation is a variety of process whereby extracted ore from mining is reduced to particles that can be separated into mineral and waste, the former suitable for further processing or direct use.

Based on this metaphor, the term has come to be used within a context of economic development and CSR (corporate social responsibility) - to describe the proportion of the value derived from asset exploitation which stays 'in country' and benefits local communities.

For example, in the diamond industry, the beneficiation imperative argues that cutting and polishing processes within the diamond value chain should be conducted in-country to maximise the local economic contribution.

ee also

Coal preparation plant

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  • beneficiation — Treatment of raw material (such as pulverized ore) to improve physical or chemical properties in preparation for further processing. Beneficiation techniques include washing, sizing of particulates, and concentration (which involves the… …   Universalium

  • Beneficiation — Beneficiate Ben e*fi ci*ate, v. t. [Sp. beneficiar to benefit, to work mines.] (Mining) To reduce (ores). {Ben e*fi ci*a tion} (?), n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beneficiation — noun Date: 1871 the treatment of raw material (as iron ore) to improve physical or chemical properties especially in preparation for smelting • beneficiate transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beneficiation — noun The reduction in size of particles of ore before further processing …   Wiktionary

  • beneficiation — ben·e·fi·ci·a·tion …   English syllables

  • beneficiation — /ˌbɛnəfɪʃiˈeɪʃən/ (say .benuhfishee ayshuhn) noun Mining 1. the dressing or processing of ores to regulate the size of the product, remove unwanted constituents and improve the quality, purity or assay grade. 2. concentration or other preparation …  

  • beneficiation — noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques • Syn: ↑mineral extraction, ↑mineral processing, ↑mineral dressing, ↑ore processing, ↑ore dressing • Derivationally related forms: ↑beneficiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • beneficiate — beneficiation, n. /ben euh fish ee ayt /, v.t., beneficiated, beneficiating. Metall. to treat (ore) to make more suitable for smelting. [1870 75, Amer.; < Sp benefici(ar) to benefit, profit from (especially mining or farming) (v. deriv. of… …   Universalium

  • Mineral industry of Russia — Russia is one of the world’s leading mineral producing countries and accounts for a large percentage of the CIS’s production of a range of mineral products, including metals, industrial minerals, and mineral fuels. In 2005, Russia ranked among… …   Wikipedia

  • Mining industry of Russia — The mineral industry of Russia is one of the world s leading mineral industries and accounts for a large percentage of the Commonwealth of Independent States production of a range of mineral products, including metals, industrial minerals, and… …   Wikipedia

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